DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce Robin Carroll, as its new director of marketing & communications. In her role, Carroll will lead in continuing to build the Foundation’s brand as DuPage County’s philanthropic leader, communicating the impact of its programs and initiatives, and highlighting community needs and opportunities to address them while seeking to increase awareness and engagement through multiple marketing channels. She is supported by marketing & communications department team members Samantha Hollis, communications associate, and Yusra Javed Chaudhry, graphic designer.
Carroll has many years of experience in marketing communications leadership, previously serving ten years as marketing director for Hinsdale Humane Society, shaping its brand, and writing internal and external communications, while growing its audience of followers. Prior to that, she ran her own copywriting and public relations firm for 13 years, writing for a variety of businesses, agencies and trade magazines, providing clients with corporate communications, collateral, websites, advertising and editorial.
She also spent a number of years at Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. in Chicago, IL, as director of public relations and was responsible for communications initiatives related to the building and its trade shows.
“Robin possesses a strong balance of strategic thinking and creativity with a demonstrated passion for our mission and community,” said Mike Sitrick, JD, CFRE, president & CEO of DuPage Foundation. “She complements these attributes beautifully with an outstanding skill set that I believe will help us tell our story, build our brand throughout the community and engage new partners. We’re thrilled to have her as a part of the Foundation team.”
Carroll grew up in Wauwatosa, WI, and has lived in Illinois since 1993. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in art history.
Carroll has also served as a board member of the Western Springs Foundation for Educational Excellence (WSFEE), as public relations chair for the Western Springs Historical Society and as a contributor to the Western Springs Journal. She resides in Western Springs with her husband, son and daughter, and a number of rescued pets.